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Much like the historic but progressive city of Chicago, the classic snapback hat seems to keep getting better with age — and with so many iconic sports teams in the Windy City, ’47 has an exciting opportunity to keep innovating the designs that live on this familiar fit. ’47 is licensed to create official headwear and apparel for five of Chicago’s clubs (and counting): the Blackhawks, Bears, Bulls, White Sox and Cubs. Throughout the year, at any given time, Chicago will inevitably have at least one of these major league teams competing. These competitions happen alongside countless other popular events...

Lou Brissie was a highly recruited collegiate pitcher who put his career on hold to join the army during WWII. While fighting in the mountains of northern Italy, he was struck by shrapnel from a German shell and suffered a devastating leg injury. Doctors insisted on amputating but Brissie defied them, refusing to give up on his MLB dream. In 1947, after countless surgeries, he made his major league debut for the Philadelphia Athletics at Yankee Stadium. In a 1948 game against the Boston Red Sox, Ted Williams, a veteran himself, hit a line drive off Brissie’s leg brace. Williams...

Chicago White Sox 1917 World Series Uniform The history of baseball is long and rich, but one era, in particular, showcased baseball’s ability to transcend sport to unite society. The World War I & II times in the United States were taxing. Men served in dangerous missions overseas while women stepped up into the workplace to fill employment voids; daily American life, to say the least, was full of stress, fear, and uncertainty. But one constant helped bring distraction and happiness to the country. The game of baseball. Throughout the war periods, baseball carried on. Not only did teams continue...